Newspapers more like bizarre comic books,
minus beings with super powers
and the willingness to save us.

But this is no surprise.
Who would listen?
World reaction waivers.

The motivation source for a savior
must first be identified, verified.
A lesson we seem to fail to grasp.

Who are the people?
What do the people want?
Which people will want what?

Who is willing to lead which people where?
The lines are always changing.
Still rich get richer, poor get poorer.

Who is the voice of the people?
Who are these mysterious ones
who pull strings, twist our fate?


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.